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Dommerbogen 1:1-36

Juda og Simeon indtager deres område

1Efter Josvas død spurgte israelitterne Herren: „Hvem skal nu gå i spidsen i kampen mod kana’anæerne?”

2Herren svarede: „Judas stamme. Jeg vil hjælpe dem til at indtage det land, jeg har lovet dem.”

3Lederne af Judas stamme sagde til lederne af Simeons stamme: „Hjælp os med at besejre de kana’anæere, som bor i det område, der skal tilhøre os. Så hjælper vi bagefter jer med at indtage jeres område.” Så fulgte mændene fra Simeons stamme med Judas mænd.

4Da de angreb, gav Herren dem sejr over kana’anæerne og perizzitterne, så de dræbte 10.000 af fjendens krigere ved byen Bezek. 5Fjendens hær blev anført af kong Adonibezek, 6og det lykkedes ham at undslippe, men israelitterne fangede ham og huggede hans tommelfingre og storetæer af. 7„Jeg har selv behandlet 70 høvdinge på samme måde,” sagde kongen, „og jeg har ladet dem spise smulerne under mit bord. Nu gengælder Gud mig for, hvad jeg har gjort imod dem.” Derefter blev han ført til Jerusalem, hvor han blev til sin dødsdag.

8Judas mænd angreb også Jerusalem, huggede indbyggerne ned og satte ild til byen. 9Derefter rykkede de ud mod kana’anæerne i det sydlige højland, i Negev og på de vestlige bakkeskråninger. 10De gik til angreb på kana’anæerne i Hebron, det tidligere Kirjat-Arba, og besejrede Sheshajs, Ahimans og Talmajs mænd. 11De angreb også byen Debir, der tidligere hed Kirjat-Sefer. 12Kaleb havde forinden sagt: „Den, der indtager Kirjat-Sefer, får min datter Aksa til kone.” 13Otniel, der var søn af Kalebs yngre bror, Kenaz, erobrede byen og fik som belønning Aksa til kone.

14Efter brylluppet bad Aksa sin mand om tilladelse til at tage hjem til sin far og bede om et stykke agerjord. Da hun kom derhen og stod af sit æsel, spurgte Kaleb hende: „Hvad kan jeg gøre for dig?” 15„Velsign mig med en afskedsgave. Du har jo bortgiftet mig til det tørre sydland, så jeg har brug for nogle vandkilder.” Så gav Kaleb hende de øvre og de nedre kilder.

16Dengang Judas stamme drog op fra Palmernes By,1,16 Det vil sige Jeriko. fulgte efterkommerne af Moses’ svigerfar med dem. De hed kenitterne, og de slog sig ned blandt de øvrige beboere i Negevs ørken syd for Arad.

17Da Judas og Simeons mænd drog i kamp sammen, udryddede de kana’anæerne i Zefat og udslettede byen totalt. Derfor kaldes byen nu Horma.1,17 Horma betyder „udslettelse”. 18Judas hær indtog også byerne Gaza, Ashkalon og Ekron med de omkringliggende områder. 19Herren hjalp Judas stamme med at indtage højlandet, men de klarede ikke at få alle folkene i lavlandet drevet bort, fordi de havde stridsvogne af jern.

20Kaleb havde nu fået Hebron, som Moses i sin tid havde lovet ham, og han fik jaget de folk bort, som boede der. De var efterkommere af Anaks tre sønner.

De øvrige stammer fordriver ikke alle de oprindelige indbyggere

21Benjamins stamme fordrev ikke alle jebusitterne fra Jerusalem. Derfor bor jebusitterne stadig i byen sammen med benjaminitterne.

22-23Efraims og Manasses stammer angreb byen Betel, tidligere kaldet Luz, og Herren var med dem. De sendte først spioner af sted, 24som fangede en mand, der var på vej ud af byen. De sagde så til ham: „Hvis du viser os, hvordan vi kommer ind i byen, vil vi skåne dit liv.” 25Manden viste dem et smuthul, hvorefter hele byens befolkning blev hugget ned, med undtagelse af den mand og hans familie. 26Senere flyttede han til hittitternes land og grundlagde der en by, som han kaldte Luz.1,26 Opkaldt efter det gamle navn på hans hjemby. Det vides ikke, hvor denne by lå. Byen ligger der den dag i dag.

27Manasses stamme fordrev ikke alle indbyggerne i Bet-Shan, Ta’anak, Dor, Jibleam og Megiddo og landsbyerne deromkring, for kana’anæerne var fast besluttet på at blive boende. 28Senere, da israelitterne blev stærkere, gjorde de kana’anæerne til slaver, men de fik aldrig fordrevet dem fra landet. 29På samme måde gik det for Efraims stamme. Kana’anæerne blev boende side om side med dem i Gezer.

30Zebulons stamme udryddede heller ikke kana’anæerne i Kitron og Nahalol, men gjorde dem til slaver, 31og Ashers stamme fordrev ikke indbyggerne i Akko, Sidon, Ahlab, Akzib, Helba, Afik og Rehob. 32Kana’anæerne blev boende side om side med Ashers stamme. 33På samme måde gik det for Naftalis stamme: de fordrev ikke indbyggerne i Bet-Shemesh og Bet-Anat, men de gjorde dem til slaver.

34Amoritterne holdt stand mod Dans stamme, så de ikke kunne bosætte sig i lavlandet. 35Amoritterne blev også boende på Heresbjerget, i Ajjalon og i Sha’albim, men da Efraims og Manasses stammer blev stærkere, gjorde de dem til slaver. 36Amoritternes sydlige grænse løber fra Akrabbimpasset til Sela og videre opefter.

King James Version

Judges 1:1-36

1Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? 2And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. 3And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him. 4And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men. 5And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites. 6But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 7And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.1.7 their thumbs…: Heb. the thumbs of their hands and of their feet1.7 gathered: or, gleaned 8Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.

9¶ And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.1.9 valley: or, low country 10And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 11And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: 12And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 13And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 14And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou? 15And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

16¶ And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people. 17And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah. 18Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof. 19And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.1.19 drave…: or, possessed the mountain 20And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.

21And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.

22¶ And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the LORD was with them. 23And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.) 24And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy. 25And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. 26And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.

27¶ Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 28And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.

29¶ Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

30¶ Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.

31¶ Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 32But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.

33¶ Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became tributaries unto them. 34And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley: 35But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.1.35 prevailed: Heb. was heavy 36And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.1.36 the going…: or, Maaleh-acrabbim